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FOUR Important Vaccines Adults Shouldn’t Skip

Vaccines are an important part of routine healthcare for adults, seniors and women who are pregnant. Older adults and seniors need protection against infectious illnesses just like children do. Dr. Cathleen Veach lists the four most important vaccines for adults.

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Lonely Hearts and Your Health - UCLA Health Advisory

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Studies show that people who are chronically lonely have significantly more heart disease, are more prone to advanced cancers and strokes, and are more likely to develop neurodegenerative diseases such as Alzheimer’s.

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Experts Available to Speak on Cybersecurity, Russia

In light of the U.S. investigation into Russian hacking, DePaul University faculty experts are available to provide insight and commentary on cybersecurity and cyberhacking. Political scientists also can discuss how the controversy could impact the relationship between the United States and Russia.

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Now Entering 'the Valley of Death'

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Amid Trump comments and stock dive, let WUSTL expert on the history of the pharmaceutical industry Michael Kinch walk you through pharma "Valley of Death."

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Climate Change, Climate, Global Warming, Carbon, Carbon Emissions, carbon dioxide emissions, social cost of carbon, Environment, Fossil Fuels, fossil fuel emissions, National Academies of Sciences, Engineering and Medicine , National, National Academies, Economics, economic damage, Science, Ecosystems, Ecology, Earth, Regulations, benefit-cost analysis, Paris Climate Agreement, paris agreement, Economy, Greenhouse Gas Emissions, Rutgers, Rutgers University, New Jersey, NJ

Tallying the Social Cost of Climate-Changing Carbon Dioxide

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A National Academies of Sciences, Engineering and Medicine committee today released a report aimed at ensuring that estimates of the social cost of carbon dioxide used by the U.S. government keep reflecting state-of-the-art science and evidence. Rutgers Today asked committee member Robert E. Kopp, an associate professor in the Department of Earth and Planetary Sciences at Rutgers, to discuss the topic.

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World Renowned Surgeon and Researcher to Lead New Pancreatic Cancer Center at NYU Langone

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NYU Langone Medical Center has announced that internationally recognized surgeon and scientist Diane M. Simeone, MD, will join its Perlmutter Cancer Center on March 1 to serve as associate director for translational research and to lead its newly established pancreatic cancer center.

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CSU Dominguez Hills Presents LAEDC’s ‘Future Forums: Cyber Security’

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Leaders in digital technology, education, business, and city governance gathered in El Segundo Dec. 14 for Los Angeles County Economic Development Corporation’s (LAEDC) Future Forums: Cyber Security to address society’s increasing vulnerability to cyber threats.

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National Leader in Mood Disorders Research and Clinical Care Bolsters NYU Langone’s Psychiatry Department

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Dan Iofifescu, MD, MSc, a clinician-scientist specializing in mood disorders, has been recruited to the Psychiatry faculty at NYU Langone Medical Center, furthering the department’s national reputation in diagnosing and managing depression and related disorders.

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300… and Counting! Children's Hospital Los Angeles Performs Milestone Liver Transplant

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Children's Hospital Los Angeles performs milestone 300th pediatric liver transplant when father donates tissue to son; family also gets a visit from CHLA's first-ever living donor liver patient.

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Linking Human Genome Sequences to Health Data Will Change Clinical Medicine, Says Penn Expert

The value of intersecting the sequencing of individuals’ exomes (all expressed genes) or full genomes to find rare genetic variants -- on a large scale -- with their detailed electronic health record (EHR) information has “myriad benefits, including the illumination of basic human biology, the early identification of preventable and treatable illnesses, and the identification and validation of new therapeutic targets,” wrote Daniel J. Rader, MD, chair of the Department of Genetics, in the Perelman School of Medicine at Penn.

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Making the Most of the Holidays When You’re Hospitalized

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When a patient is hospitalized over the holidays, it can intensify the feelings of "holiday blues." Here are some tips to make the most of the holidays when hospitalized.

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Physician, Heal Thyself: Doctors and Clinicians Make New Year’s Resolutions, Too

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We all make resolutions to be healthier in the New Year, but what resolutions do health professionals themselves make? UCLA Health experts share theirs.

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Consumer Behavior Expert Shares Four Savings Goals, Financial Tips for the New Year

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A Baylor University consumer behavior expert shares four savings goals and offers a few tips to get in good financial shape in the coming year.

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Will Trump Put His Stamp on the Presidential Inauguration? FSU Expert Available to Comment

Inauguration expert Elizabeth Goldsmith, professor emerita at Florida State University, explains that individual presidents, even those as fastidiously brand-conscious as Trump, typically have very little say in the organization of the ceremony.

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From Transplant Lab Worker to Donor, Alabama Man Becomes Part of UAB’s World-Record Kidney Chain

Divyank Saini is one of 17 UAB employees who interpret lab samples to determine whether living - and deceased -donor transplants are possible. But Saini wanted to do more, and he did, becoming a donor in the world’s longest kidney transplant chain.

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Georgetown’s O’Neill Institute Names Former FDA Official as Tobacco Control and Food & Drug Law Program Director

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The O’Neill Institute for National & Global Health Law at Georgetown Law has named Eric Lindblom, JD, as director of its Tobacco Control and Food & Drug Law Program.

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Keeping the Holidays Healthy

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The holidays are a time for family, fun and happiness. They are usually spent with the ones we love reflecting on the past year and feeling grateful. However, even with all the joy, the holidays can cause quite a large amount of stress. Whether it be trying to forgive someone for a mishap, trying not to let your worries impact your sleep, dealing with the dark and gloomy days, or merely learning the joys of giving, our experts are here with tips on how to make this holiday season a little brighter.

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MTSU Experts Weigh in on Election, Obama Legacy

MTSU faculty experts recently expressed themselves for national media outlets on several hot button topics, including various election-related issues and Russian perspectives on American politics.

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Alzheimer’s and Dementia Caregiving Tips for the Holidays

An expert at Rutgers University’s Care2Caregivers helpline shares tips on how families can celebrate the holidays with loved ones suffering from an illness that affects memory

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Presidential Inauguration, Evacuation, Evacuation plans, Emergency Management, Traffic Engineering, traffic flow, Traffic

How Would Washington, D.C., Be Evacuated if a Disaster Occurs During Inauguration?

Washington, D.C., officials are likely finalizing the evacuation plan they would use if something went wrong during inauguration. Common mistakes in such plans are converting highways to one-way routes and having fewer lanes on exit roads, which creates bottlenecks.







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